Originally Posted by sico
Polyps are common in acute sinus infections. My nostrils were both blocked with polyps.
My Doc gave me antibiotics and now they are both open again. For how long, I don't know.
Polyps and cysts are actually different. A polyp is fluid-filled sac that extends into the sinuses while a cyst is actually contained within the wall of the sinus.
Polyps are definitely problematic - and almost always have to be addressed medically or surgically so it's good to hear that yours have improved. Did your doctor give you a course of oral steroids to shrink the polyps? That generally is very effective (though they do tend to recur).